Synopsis of the
Walking home from a football game,
Steve McCabe meets his girlfriend, Laurie, and they stop by the local hangout
for a cup of coffee. During their conversation, they begin arguing about Steve's
apparent unwillingness to stand up for anything, and Laurie becomes convinced
that Steve is a coward. Laurie walks out on Steve, but he follows and insists on
walking her home.
They notice a light in the window of a
house that is supposed to be deserted. At Steve's insistence, they investigate,
and discover Willis Dougherty, a member of their high school football team.
Steve questions Willis and finds out that he is hiding from a gang of boys from
the losing team, and that these boys are determined to take out their vengeance
upon him. Laurie wants nothing to do with the situation, but before she can
convince Steve to leave, the gang of boys finds them and throws a rock through
the window. The rock has a threatening note attached. Angered, and blaming Steve for
her predicament, Laurie launches a verbal attack upon him. Steve, at last
becoming infuriated with Laurie, orders her to keep her mouth shut and do as he
says. Steve takes charge and develops a plan so that all three can escape from
the house, and Laurie soon changes her opinion about Steve being a coward.